Today, tech innovators around Australia can now apply for funds, resources and support all year round from Optus‐Innov8 Seed, an early‐stage investment collaboration between Optus and SingTel Innov8. This change from a bi‐yearly application model, along with showcase events for startups launching in December 2013, will provide more chances for entrepreneurs to get a leg up that could shoot them into startup stardom.
David Wei has two successful startups under his belt and the blessings of both GroupOn and Optus, so from the outside in, it looks like the easy life for David! But of course, anyone who’s ever run their own business knows it’s never all smooth sailing and rose-smelling. We talk to David about some of the challenges in pulling together a team, the Sydney vs Melbourne debate and pitching for Innov8.